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The mathematics of sunflowers

Jan 31st, 2013 | By

On the road near Tahuna this field of sunflowers caught our eye. How could we not stop and snap? Here’s something I never knew about these summer friends – a mathematical model for the pattern of florets has been devised by H Vogel. Thus: where θ is the angle, r is the radius or distance

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